“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness“

(1 Timothy 2:1-2).

I forgot to include Baptist Press and the Louisiana Baptist Message, my routine for Fridays, so here they are a day late, but still a good read. These are two of my favorite sources of news.

Many are sick around us. Pray for them. Be an encourager.

I’m happy to report that Sherry Grice is home and improving from her surgery.

Linda Diana Slaven Pittman

May 19, 1956 – November 04, 2020

Linda Diana Slaven Pittman, a resident of Denham Springs, LA. departed peacefully for her heavenly home on Wednesday November 4th 2020. She was born May 19, 1956 in Independence, LA. She was 64 years old. Linda was married for 39 years and is survived by her best friend and husband Johnny Pittman. Together they owned and managed several successful businesses in the Baton Rouge area. Johnny and Linda enjoyed their life together with friends and family. Having good times was a priority when they were younger and raising their very large family. Linda also worked for and retired from the Louisiana Lottery. Linda was a talented woman with many skills. She had a warrior spirit. A beautiful and petite woman, she was scared of nothing and no one. Her most recent years may have been her happiest. She was a homemaker and loved raising her Grandson Ty Swinney. She loved being at her home with the people she loved. She loved just sitting on her porch with her many flowers and plants that she was always so good at taking care of. Her bird and squirrel watching could fill entire days. She loved her children and grandchildren with great passion. Although many lived many miles away, she would always smile and light up at the mention of their names. Linda was at peace and was one with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Linda is survived by her daughter, Jackie Swinney and fiancé Jimmie Thomas. (Charleston, AR.) Son Shane Pittman (Denham Springs, LA.) Stepson John Pittman and wife Lynn (Charleston, AR.) Stepdaughters Darlene Sarley and husband Allen (Webb City, MO.) Michelle Dodd and husband Royal (Asbury, MO.) Naomi Pittman (St Charles, IL.) Brother Jack Hill (Magnolia, MS.) Sister Becky Faulkner (Magnolia, MS.) Grandchildren Courtney Cooper, Scott Sarley, Michael Schroeder, Brittany Washington, Ryan Pittman, Lauren Schroeder, Amber Sarley, Katie Chester, Devon Schroeder, Lawson Beadle, Austin Pittman, Meesha Dodd, Arlis Dodd, Ty Swinney, Kyler Pittman and Presley Thomas. Linda is also survived by 32 Great Grand Kids Linda was preceded in death by her Father Kenneth Slaven (Sunny Hill, LA.) Stepfather Jack Ford (Baton Rouge, LA.) Mother Barbara Crowe, Grandmother Beula Crowe, Grandfather Robert Crowe Sr. Sister Kathy Brewer Pallbearers are Jack Hill, Jimmie Thomas, Lawson Beadle and Shane Pittman. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, LA. From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, November 7th. Service to be conducted by Brother Dennis “Cotton” Pittman following visitation. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA.

Read the Bible in 2020 – November 7

Ezekiel 16:42-17:24
Hebrews 8:1-13
Psalm 106:13-31
Proverbs 27:7-9

Thankfulness – Day 7

Today, I want to share my thankfulness for my son. Usually he is rather quiet, but the gears in his brain are spinning at a high speed. He can tease at times, but is also very compassionate. He takes action quickly when it is necessary. Many skills have been developed over the years.. He gives 100% of his time and effort to what is important to him. Our son loves his family and spends quality time with them. He is a good and helpful friend and willingly gives time and effort to help and encourage others. Some of his closest friends are church friends. He sets a good example for others in many ways.

Prayer Focus

Today, let’s focus on thanking God for our veterans and all those who helped form a great country where we can proudly live and raise our families. We can be thankful for the Christian nation they sought to provide. May we realize there are others watching and listening to us daily. May we pass on a good value system.

Anna Lee